Nia Long (Roxanne) has been confirmed to play Terrence Howard’s wife in Life In A Year, Sony’s romantic drama starring Jaden Smith and Cara Delavigne!  It’s like a mini-reunion, given their current roles at Fox’s Empire.

Life In A Year follows Long’s Catherine, the spouse of Howard’s no-nonsense patriarch and the supportive mother of Daryn (Smith). Now filming in Toronto, the movie centers on 17-year-old Daryn’s love for his girlfriend Isabelle (Delavigne) who is diagnosed with cancer, and his desire to make the most of the little time they have left together.

The project serves as another reunion for Long as her on-screen Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air boyfriend, Will Smith is producing the Mitja Okorn-directed pic for Sony and Overbrook Entertainment along with his business partner James Lassiter and Marc Bienstock.

Along with portraying the scheming club owner Giuliana on the Fox hit musical drama, Long recently co-starred in Lifetime’s Beaches remake this past January. She also appeared on the big screen this year via Sundance pics Lemon and Roxanne Roxanne, the latter of which was picked up by Neon. Long also is set to topline The Goldbergs spinoff pilot, currently in the works at ABC.

Nia Long is repped by CAA, Primary Wave Entertainment and attorneys at Meyer & Downs. Congrats to Long and we look forward to her portrayal in what seems to be a meaty role!



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